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Alzheimer’s Association Upstate Education Conference: Caring, Coping, Connecting

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May 14, 2009
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Target Audience:
Health care professionals, social service professionals, family caregivers, LTC Administrators and others interested.

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will:
-Understand current treatment strategies and the promise and limitation of immune therapy and other clinical trials.
-Identify personal challenges and obstacles that complicate the ability to see beyond the disease process and fully connect with the person with dementia.
-Understand how persons can age well in the context of emotional and cognitive health.

Update on Therapies for Alzheimer?s Disease
David Bachman, MD Professor of Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Co-Director of the Alzheimer Clinical Research Program and Director of the Clinical Core of the SC Alzheimer Disease Clinical Center.

How to Connect with the Person Inside Alzheimer?s
Nancy Pearce, MS, MSW, LISW-CP is in private practice as a consultant, writer and speaker. She is author of Inside Alzheimer?s: How to Hear and Honor Connections with a Person who has Dementia.

?Her Mind Is As Sharp As A Tack?: A User?s Guide to Aging with a Healthy Brain
James K. Laditka, D.A.PhD. is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He serves as Director for an interdisciplinary Health Services Research PhD program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

Caring, Coping, Connecting
William Logan, MD, is Director for the Center for Success in Aging through the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center.

Long Term Care Administrators: 6 CEUs
Social Workers: This program has been submitted for approval for 1.5 social work hours and 4.5 non-social work hours. (6 total)
Others: This educational offering provides 0.6 CEUs (6.0 clock hours) for the speaker portion of this continuing education program by the Alzheimer?s Association South Carolina Chapter.

Registration is $65 if educational credits are required $ 25 fee to all others
To ensure your space, pre-registration and payment must be received by May 8, 2009. Mail registration form and check by May 8. Alzheimer?s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd. Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621

First Baptist Church - Greenville
847 Cleveland Street (corner of Faris & Cleveland)
Greenville, South Carolina
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